Episode number 1 of Series “The Living Cell”.
To introduce this film the concept of cellular organization of plants and animals is examined and the main parts of a cell are identified. The diversity of cells within a single organism is illustrated. A brief history of microscopy shows how improvements in instrument made possible the formulation of the cell theory. An animated sequence demonstrates the process of mitotic nuclear division in an animal cell and the film end s by showing the major differences between plant and animals cells.
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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)